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Tsipras extends SYRIZA olive branch on Greece’s economy

Greece’s opposition Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said his party will respect European Union fiscal rules and commit to targets on eliminating the deficit, in a further olive branch to the country’s creditors as he moves closer to winning power. Tspiras, 4… … Full News here – Latest News

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1/17/2015: Focus: Watching Greece’s winged winter tourists with the Hellenic Ornithological Society

As a flight of cormorants swooped in to land and a sparrowhawk chased a hooded crow, dozens of binoculars turned to follow the action, accompanied by oohs and aahs. The excursion organized by the Hellenic Ornithological Society to the Kotychi-Strofilia… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greece’s Jumbo says first-half sales up 7.7 pct

Greece’s biggest toy retailer Jumbo said on Thursday that sales for the fiscal first half to Dec. 2014 rose 7.7 percent thanks to strong growth outside its home market. The company, which operates 53 stores in Greece and another 17 in Cyprus, Bulgaria and… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s orange harvest seen falling 12 pct as Italy’s drops

Orange production in Greece is set to decline after damaging rain in May and June, while Italy’s output will also fall, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Greece’s crop will drop to 850,000 metric tons in … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s political crisis sends bond yields soaring

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s failure to gather enough backing for his presidential candidate is creating havoc in Greece’s bond market. Ten-year bonds are down for a fourth month, the longest stretch since 2011. The yield on three-year notes climbed o… … Full News here – Latest News

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Violent Protests in Athens: Greece

Violent Protests in Athens: Greece’s Young Anarchists (Part 2) – Athens Video

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News On December 6, protests in Athens and other Greek cities broke out on the sixth anniversary…

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What SYRIZA says about Greece’s economy, its debt and the euro

Led by Alexis Tsipras, Syriza is Greece’s biggest opposition party and has pledged to annul the country’s bailout agreement should it take power. An acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left, Syriza vows to renegotiate repayment terms on loans from euro m… … Full News here – Latest News

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Lower provisions and energy costs boost Greece’s PPC Q3 profit

Greece’s dominant power utility PPC on Thursday reported a 29.7 percent rise in third-quarter core profit, helped by lower provisions for past due electricity bills and softer energy costs. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBI… … Full News here – Latest News

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Ranieri goes after Greece’s worst record in the century

Two hours past midnight, and two and a half hours after Greece’s humiliation by the Faroe Islands in Piraeus, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) announced its intention to see Italian manager Claudio Ranieri go, after he coached Greece to three defeat… … Full News here – Latest News

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Spanish bond yields drop as Greece’s edge up after ECB test results

Spain’s government bonds rose, pushing their yields to the lowest relative to Italy’s in more than 2 1/2 years, as European Central Bank stress tests showed the diverging quality of balance sheets at the region’s lenders. While Spain’s 10-year securities … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s lenders seem adamant that gov’t must act on bailout commitments

The troika’s technical teams are due to return to Athens on November 4 but Greece’s lenders are expecting a response from the government next week before the mission heads continue negotiations, Kathimerini understands. The European Commission, the Europe… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s Alpha Bank sheds 21 pct of staff via voluntary exit plan

Greece’s fourth-biggest lender Alpha Bank said on Monday that about 21 percent of its 10,000 employees took up a voluntary redundancy offer the bank launched last month as part of moves to cut costs. Alpha had aimed to cut about 15 to 20 percent of its wo… … Full News here – Latest News

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Gov’t looks into tapping Greece’s rare earth elements

Environment and Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis on Tuesday spoke of encouraging signs concerning the existence of rare earth elements in Greece following a meeting with members of a group of Chinese representatives in Greece to attend an international co… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s trade deficit up 9.6 pct in 2014

Greece’s trade deficit increased by 9.6 percent during the first half of the year due to a rise in imports and a drop in exports, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday. If oil products are excluded from the calculations, the rise in t… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s allure as a destination spreads to Asia, South America

Thanks to its improved image, Greece seems to be attracting an increasing number of visitors from emerging economies. Furthermore, tourism industry officials say that Brazilians, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians and Mexicans among others often spend more money… … Full News here – Latest News

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